This is an amazing piece of music by Subminimal, a percussive driven track, ambient and minimal with its own pulse, energy and cross over of inspiration. Swaying between techno and dnb, the sound design and choices of instrumentation are awesome, with some fun twists and modulations to the sounds. The gaps in the onslaught of drums and bass allow for excellently crafted variations and fills that really echo out and take advantage of the space before the weight and power comes back in to the track.
Such a unique piece of music deserves to be heard, and due to it crossing several genres, I’m sure that this track will see the light of day in many situations and with different DJs. Its perfect for minimal yet intense sections of a mix. I really enjoyed the variations and beats in general in this track, as soon as the first drum hit, I was hooked.
T & Sugah x NCT bring us Say To Me which is available on Liquidity Records. This is a fantastic summer drum and bass tune with all the energy possible to lift your mood and put a smile on your face. It kicks off with a beautiful vocal that grabs hold of you and prepares you for a journey that is about to unfold. The drums are bouncy and fun, a subtle hint of the groove is dropped before the build up and the squeeze before the tracks kicks off proper is really nicely filtered.
The vocal production is really smooth and catchy, an infectious lyric that gets stuck in the mind from the first few bars of the track. The stutter effects and vocal edits are current and slick which really gives this track a character of its own. The drum fills accent the energy shift and drive of the track while building for the next section to continue the energy. The bass line is cool and full of life, creating that perfect driving vibe or summer dance floor filler.
Celo has weaved an intricate masterpiece with the track “Fall”. The energy in this release is high, pushed along with incredibly sculpted drums and subtly modulated bassline, everything that a listener wants in a drum and bass tune. This track, available on Nu-Venture Records, is top quality and I have enjoyed every second of it, so much so that I have replayed it several times in order to fully appreciate it while not writing to the groove. The instrumentation is well balanced and perfectly mixed with very effective use of effects and filters to alter the balance of the leading instruments. The drum fills and twists in the breaks are fun to listen to and give the track a real identity.
I’ve heard a fair few tracks from Celo now, and they get stronger all the time while retaining his signature sound and production values. I’d heavily recommend listening to the catalogue so that you can appreciate this music production of drum and bass at its finest.
Here is another stunning track available on Detached Audio, and they are really pushing some fantastic music at the moment. This is Sirus and he brings us Soul Cleanse, a swirly, mesmerising weave of synth work and precision drums. The pad sound in this track is so inviting and with it’s subtle movements and changes, really entrances the listener as the track progresses through it’s stages. The stab like synth reminds me almost of a transformer style sound, which sends a shiver down my spine. The vocal delays bounce in to the distance, falling behind the drums and that amazing pad.
I can’t recommend these chilled vibes enough, and the whole track got a respin instantly because it felt like it was over all too soon, but maybe thats just me wanting more. The overall production values of this track are top quality and I am eagerly awaiting more tracks from Sirus, You can find him on Detached Audio.